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About the Author
Hershey H. Friedman is professor of business and director of business programs at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
Linda Weiser Friedman is professor of statistics and computer information systems at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction
1 Studying Jewish Humor2 A Word on the Sources: Biblical, Talmudic, and Midrashic Literature
Part II: Heavenly Humor
3 Does God Have a Sense of Humor?4 Biblical Humor: From Irony, Sarcasm, Wordplay to Humorous Imagery5 No Match for God: Satan as Trickster
Part III: Humor in the Talmud and Midrash
6 Humor in the Talmud and Midrash: An Overview7 Recurring Characters and Themes8 Satire, Irony, and Self-Deprecating Humor9 Sarcasm10 Exaggerated Imagery and Other Hyperbole11 Wordplay: Puns, Acrostics, and Riddles12 Humorous Sayings and Remarks13 Allegories, Parables, and Fables14 Talmudic Tales15 Humorous Cases and Other Absurdities
Part IV Conclusion
16 Is There a "Jewish" Sense of Humor?
Appendixes Appendix A: Important Dates In Jewish History Appendix B: The Time Periods of the Talmudic Sages Appendix C: The Sages and Their Generations Appendix D: Classic Commentators Appendix E: Mostly Punch Lines, an Index of Jokes